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Review: Avril Lavigne Redeems Herself On Self-Titled Fourth Album

November 8th, 2013 1:30pm EST | Brent Faulkner By: Brent Faulkner
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“I’mma keep it real from the jump,” as Drake would rap. Avril Lavigne’s previous effort, 2011’s Goodbye Lullaby was not her crowning achievement, no questions asked.  Goodbye Lullaby had its moments, specifically with brash promo single “What The Hell” as well as “Smile”.  Otherwise though, it was merely average, particularly for a firecracker like Lavigne.  Avril Lavigne is definitely a bolder, more entertaining effort, evidenced from its opening intro on the opening track.  That isn’t to label this effort as valedictory (it’s not perfect by any meand), but there are plenty of strong showings.